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ALLHAT findings are 'color blind' in showing diuretics work better for high blood pressure
...in the drug of choice for both black and non-black patients
in treating high blood pressure and reducing risk ...ss with hypertension applied by race because black patients
have less success than non-black patients
with the ACE inhibitors," said Davis, who also is director...
A probe, not an echo
...ikely, in clinical use, to be more comfortable for patients
than alternatives. "The HUTT imaging system is a novel and potentially very useful approach to diagnostic ultrasound," said Dr. Phillip W. Ralls, a professor and vice chair in the USC Keck School of Medicine department of radiology. "The potential c...
Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored
...lems associated with older drugs, and because many patients
don't realize they are ill, he says. The newer cla...study being presented seeks to give physicians and patients
information on which of the newer drugs are best for cognition. Impaired cognition problems with th...
Golf-related head injuries in children increasing along with sport's popularity
...demic medical center in Georgia. A review of 2,546 patients
under age 19 seen by pediatric neurosurgeons at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta between 1996 and 2002 revealed 64 sports-related injuries, 15 of which were golf-related, says Dr. Scott Y. Rahimi, neurosurgery resident and lead author on the...
Physicians, researchers to talk about new treatments for oral, head and neck cancers
...e sometimes disfiguring and cannot be hidden. Many patients
feel as if their sense of identity is permanently changed or even erased. The loss of speech, taste, or the ability to eat is often the price of survival. The devastating effects of the disease are one reason that these cancers, and their survivors, ...
Randy 'Duke' Cunningham, Miss America 2005 Deidre Downs and Dan Haney receive public service awards
...erica, Downs launched outreach programs for cancer patients
and research in her home state of Alabama. She created "Making Miracles," a program where high school students volunteer in the cancer unit at Children's Hospital in Birmingham. Later, she spearheaded an initiative to persuade the state of Alabama to...
Injectable drug, combined with counseling, shows promise in treating alcohol dependence
...ounseling, significantly reduced heavy drinking in patients
being treated for alcohol dependence. Study resul... in part because the drug was given as a pill that patients
have to take daily. "Alcoholism is a serious disease that destroys lives. As we learn more about h...
Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients
...such as depression, stress and anxiety place heart patients
at a much greater risk of suffering future cardiac...management training offer considerable promise for patients
with heart disease by not only improving psychosocial functioning and reactions to mental and physic...
ALLHAT study findings for racial sub-groups show diuretics work better for high blood pressure
...cs should be preferred as a first therapy for most patients
with high blood pressure. Findings of the analysis by race of the "Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial," or ALLHAT, will appear in the April 6, 2005, issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association. A...
Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management
... well as improve markers of cardiovascular risk in patients
with heart disease, according to a study in the Ap...isk. The randomized controlled trial included 134 patients
(92 male and 42 female; aged 40-84 years) with stable IHD and exercise-induced myocardial ischemia (...
Study examines effectiveness of anti-anemia drug in treatment of cancer patients
...lihood of needing a blood transfusion was lower in patients
who received erythropoietin treatment than in those who did not. Erythropoietin-treated patients
with very low baseline hemoglobin levels were more likely to have a hematologic response than untrea...
Antioxidant may have adverse effects in head and neck cancer patients
...ond primary cancers and on cancer-free survival in patients
with head and neck cancer, according to a new stud...nd, placebo-controlled, randomized trial among 540 patients
with stage I or II head and neck cancer who had been treated with radiation therapy between 1994 and...
Diuretics best initial therapy for both black and nonblack patients in treating high blood pressure
...arch 2002 in 33,357 hypertensive U.S. and Canadian patients
aged 55 years or older (35 percent black) with at least 1 other cardiovascular risk factor. Participants took either a CCB (amlodipine), ACE inhibitor (lisinopril), or a thiazide-type diuretic (chlorthalidone). Other medications were added to achieve...
Studies examine menopausal hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence
...of the Stockholm trial, in which 378 breast cancer patients
were randomly assigned to receive either menopausa...ent of menopausal symptoms and quality of life for patients
with breast cancer remains an important unsolved problem," the authors write. "Because doses of estr...
Nutritional supplement reduces need for traditional ulcerative colitis treatment
...another treatment option to alleviate symptoms for patients
suffering from this debilitating disease." Researc...onducted a randomized controlled clinical trial of patients
18 and older with mild to moderate active ulcerative colitis to assess the benefits of adding this o...
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
...ity may not need to have the fear of them in older patients
that we currently have." He adds that the study did not look at patients
who were prescribed powerful sedatives to help them sleep, such as morphine, nor did it include pati...
A possible new phase for rheumatoid arthritis treatment
...estigated the processes occurring in the joints of patients
within 3 months of the onset of clinical symptoms....novial fluid samples from inflamed joints of these patients
with very early arthritis. Patients who eventually developed persistent rheumatoid arthritis had a...
New health information resource from Tufts for Asian-language speakers
...glish-speaking physician or caregiver can see what patients
are reading. "By providing these resources, selected from respected health sites, the Health Sciences Library at Tufts is contributing to helping these populations become better informed and, hopefully, healthier," said Director of the Health Scienc...
Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting
Female heart attack patients
undergoing angioplasty have a higher risk of death...author Alexandra J. Lansky, M.D. "For every 1,000 patients
treated with percutaneous coronary interventions, an estimated 56 deaths are prevented for women com...
Hemodialysis causes antioxidant loss leading to long-term complications
...otential therapeutic options to restore balance in patients
are also reviewed. Oxidative stress, an imbalance ...necessary antioxidants. Many ESRD and hemodialysis patients
are in a state of chronic inflammation induced by the dialysis process which further enhances oxidat...
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